The Challenger Muay Thai

Written by nopadon wongpakdee. Posted in Videos

Published on September 19, 2011 with 9 Comments

Props to Vincent for reminding me about this… you guys remember the Contender Asia?  Yeah well 2nd season kicked off last week.  Well sort of, I’m sure the Contender folks aren’t involved hence the new name Muay Thai Challenger.

I’m pretty sure the same format applies… I’m hoping were going to be getting some online footage of this, I’ll post clips if and when they become available.  Not sure how aggressive or litigious the AXN folks are going to get.

So did this catch anyone else by surprise?  I felt like this one was definitely below radar… maybe it’s because it’s only going to be aired in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

It’s got a very good lineup… I’ve got my money on Jordan (aka Quadzilla)

Fight Recap

Next week

This years line up:

Antoine Pinto

Nationality: French
Age: 20

Birthdate: 16 / 02 / 1991
Height: 183cm
Weight: 67 kg
Fights: 133 | Wins: 101 | Loss: 31 | KO: 67 | Draw: 2 | Titles: 14
Latest Titles:

  • 2011 WMC I-1- World Super Welterweight Muaythai Champion (70 kg/154 lbs)
  • 2011 WMC World Champion 66kg Grand Prix – Hong Kong

 
 
 
Cedric Muller

Nationality: French
Age: 35
Birthdate: 13 / 09 / 1975
Height: 177cm
Weight: 71 kg
Fights: 120 | Wins: 90 | Loss: 25 | KO: 20 | Draw: 5 | Titles: 3
Latest Titles:

  • Intercontinental Champion WMC
  • WMC European Champion
  • Winner – French Speaking Challenger Qualification

 
 
 
Cyrus Washington

Nationality: American
Age: 28
Birthdate: 10 / 28 / 1983
Height: 177cm
Weight: 76 kg
Fights: 64 | Wins: 47 | Loss: 17 | KO: 5 | Draw: 0 | Titles: 1
Latest Titles:

  • Myanmar 2010 bareknuckle champion

 
 
 

Fadi Merza

Nationality: Austrian
Age: 33
Birthdate: 08 / 03 / 1978
Height: 180cm
Weight: 72 kg
Fights: 149 | Wins: 122 | Loss: 25 | KO: 52 | Draw: 3 | Titles: 3
Latest Titles:

  • Winner – German Speaking Challenger Qualification
  • WMC European Champion
  • Top Ten WMC World Ranking

 
 
 

Frank Giorgi

Nationality: Italian
Age: 29
Birthdate: 22 / 09 / 1981
Height: 176cm
Weight: 72.5 kg
Fights: 45 | Wins: 39 | Loss: 6 | KO: 26 | Draw: 0 | Titles: 4
Latest Titles:

  • WMC Australian Champion

 
 
 
LLya Grad

Nationality: Israeli
Age: 24
Birthdate: 22 / 06 / 1987
Height: 192cm
Weight: 75 kg
Fights: 37 | Wins: 28 | Loss: 9 | KO: 14 | Draw: 0 | Titles: 7
Latest Titles:

  • Israeli champion 2006/2007/2008/2009
  • IFMA world championships 3rd place winner 2009
  • IFMA Asian champion 2010
  • 2010 SportAccord Combat Games Qualifer

 
 
 
Jason Woodham

Nationality: British
Age: 27
Birthdate: 29 / 02 / 1984
Height: 182cm
Weight: 72 kg
Fights: 61 | Wins: 39 | Loss: 22 | KO: 25 | Draw: 0 | Titles 1
Latest Titles:

  • WMC MAD Champion

 
 
 
Jesse Miles

Nationality: Canadian
Age: 28
Birthdate: 03 / 05 / 1983
Height: 175cm
Weight: 75 kg
Fights: 40 | Wins: 36 | Loss: 3 | KO: 20 | Draw: 1 | Titles: 2
Latest Titles:

  • Bronze Medal at The SportAccord Combat Games 2010
  • WMC North American Champion
  • Winner – Challenger North American Qualification

 
 
 

Jordan Watson

Nationality: British
Age: 23
Birthdate: 04 / 12 / 1987
Height: 175cm
Weight: 71 kg
Fights: 38 | Wins: 35 | Loss: 3 | KO: 15 | Draw: 0 | Titles: 2
Latest Titles:

  • WMC British Champion 69kg
  • Winner UK Challenger Qualifier

 
 
 
Marco Piqué
Nationality: Dutch
Age: 31
Birthdate: 09 / 01 / 1980
Height: 182cm
Weight: 72 kg
Fights: 80 | Wins: 65 | Loss: 15 | KO: 25 | Draw: 0 | Titles: 3
Latest Titles:

  • WMC Dutch champion
  • WMC European champion
  • Winner – WMC Champions of Champions

 
 
 
Mostafa Abdollahi
Nationality: Iranian
Age: 28
Birthdate: 23 / 11 / 1982
Height: 180cm
Weight: 72.5 kg
Fights: 80 | Wins: 65 | Loss: 15 | KO: 25 | Draw: 0 | Titles: 4
Latest Titles:

  • Asian muaythai champion 2007
  • Prince cup muaythai Thailand champion 2005
  • WMC Best of best muaythai champion 2007
  • Qualifier – SportAccord Combat Games 2010

 
 
 
Pidsanu Kunchat
Nationality: Thai
Age: 25
Birthdate: 10 / 05 / 1986
Height: 175cm
Weight: 72.5 kg
Fights: 136 | Wins: 90 | Loss: 40 | KO: 27 | Draw: 6 | Titles: 5
Latest Titles:

  • WMC KINGS CUP Champion 2009
  • WMC I1 Champion
  • WMC Thai Southern Champion
  • WMC Asia Champion
  • Qualifier SportAccord Combat Games 2010

 
 
 
Michael Chase Corley
Nationality: American
Age: 26
Birthdate: 07 / 12 / 1984
Height: 183cm
Weight: 72 kg
Fights: 35 | Wins: 27 | Loss: 6 | KO: 11 | Draw: 2 | Titles: 2
Latest Titles:

  • Runner Up – WMC Super Challenger
  • Challenger Qualifier

 
 
 

Mohd Faizal Bin Ramli
Nationality: Malaysian
Age: 21
Birthdate: 24 / 10 / 1989
Height: 177cm
Weight: 69 kg
Fights: 38 | Wins: 35 | Loss: 0 | KO: 0 | Draw: 3 | Titles: 3
Latest Titles:

  • Malaysian WMC Champion
  • Winner – Challenger WMC Asian Challenge
  • WMC – MAD Champion

 
 
 

Rhyse Saliba
Nationality: Australian
Age: 19
Birthdate: 06 / 07 / 1992
Height: 178cm
Weight: 73 kg
Fights: 21 | Wins: 18 | Loss: 5 | KO: 0 | Draw: 1 | Titles: 0

 
 
 
Vuyisile Colossa
Nationality: South African
Age: 29
Birthdate: 28 / 06 / 1982
Height: 178cm
Weight: 73 kg
Fights: 40 | Wins: 28 | Loss: 12 | KO: 14 | Draw: 0 | Titles: 5
Latest Titles:

  • WMC South African Middle Weight Champion
  • Runner Up – WMC World Challenge

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  1. Doesn’t it seem like these contender/challenger folks make it a point to make sure America doesn’t have the best guys our country can offer on there….it’s a conspiracy. lol.

    WELL at least Cyrus is there, but the only way i see him winning his fights is Via KO, something he’s real good at.

    • True but there are so many better 67-72kg Thai fighters that could of been chosen. What about Saiyok, Petchasawin, kem & sittichai sitsongpeenong, Prakaysaeng or even sudsakorn etc. There is nothing wrong with the lineup but it could be a lot better but at the same time its all about who’s available and who’s busy.

      • @ Joshua……U are right but you are naming all of this thai fighters as if to say that Madsua is not rated as a top fighter. I do have to agree that seeing Sudsakorn in this competition would have been most entertaining.

  2. oh w/e i stopped watching when i heard the guy say “16 of the worlds best”

  3. There’s some good fights this season – def check out the full episodes/full fights when they become available.

    “There is nothing wrong with the lineup but it could be a lot better but at the same time its all about who’s available and who’s busy.”

    ^ Exactly

    • Hey Michael thanks for the update and welcome to MMT. Feel free to email me or post the links to the full episodes when you come across them.

  4. So there is no way to watch this state side?

  5. I have Antuan Sianboxing or Jordan Watson for the win

  6. btw,
    Antuan Sianboxing = Antoine Pinto

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